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Tony White on "Animation from Pencils to Pixels"

Tony White’s 30+ year animation career began in studying graphic design, typography, and illustration at East Ham Technical College in London. After graduation, he began with Britain’s Halas and Bachelor, directing two award-winning short films (Quartet and A Short Tall Story) and as Head of Design of the Jackson Five TV series. From there, White […]

The History of Elmer Fudd's Original Voice Actor

Animation World Magazine has published an in-depth article about Arthur Q. Bryan, the original voice actor for Elmer Fudd. The article covers Bryan’s career as an actor in both voiceover and live-action roles. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog, which goes on to clarify the other voice actors who have lent their voices to Fudd, including Mel […]

Larry Hama on "G.I. Joe Declassified"

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has interviewed writer Larry Hama about his upcoming run on G.I. Joe: Declassified, which promises to tell the “origin story” of the team of Real American Heroes. Among other topics, Hama discusses the “dossiers” that were included in the comics and the original toy line, his opinions on his original 14-year run […]

Turner May Scrub Classic Cartoons to Remove Smoking

A spokesperson for Turner Europe has stated that the company will be reviewing the entire catalog of 1,500 Hanna-Barbera cartoons with the possible result of removing scenes that glamorize smoking. The effort was launched in response to a complaint to British media regulator Ofcom from a viewer who stated that smoking scenes in the Tom […]

"Code Lyoko" Coming to Toy and Video Stores

A press release has announced that several licensed tie-ins to Code Lyoko are coming to toy and video stores soon. Action figures based on Jeremy, Ulrich, Yumi and Odd will be for sale at toy and department stores this month. The season 1 boxed set is scheduled for release on September 12, containing 26 episodes […]

Bang Zoom! Offers 1-Day Voice Actor Boot Camps

Bang Zoom! Entertainment has announced several one-day “Voice Actor Boot Camp” sessions from September to November to explain the tricks of the voice acting trade. The courses will be taught by Lex Lang (Rurouni Kenshin, Avatar: the Last Airbender, and Justice League Unlimited) and Sandy Fox (Chobits, Ghost in the Shell, and .Hack//SIGN). Classes are […]

"Code Lyoko" Travels From the Small Screen to Major Retail Stores

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “CODE LYOKO” TRAVELS FROM THE SMALL SCREEN TO MAJOR RETAIL STORES! New Toys and DVD’s Inspired By the Hit Animated, Action-Adventure Series Will Be Available, For the First Time, for Back-to-School and Holiday August 17, 2006 — Jeremy, Ulrich, Yumi and Odd action figures will be on every kid’s wish list this […]

Bang Zoom! Entertainment Announces Voice Actor Boot Camp

VOICE ACTOR BOOT CAMP! Bang Zoom! Entertainment is one of the most well-known and prolific anime studios in all of North America. For the first time, they are holding a very unique opportunity for voice actors. Future voice actors and anime fans will have the opportunity to show off their talent and learn ways to […]

"Simpsons" Wins Creative Arts Emmy for "The Seemingly Neverending Story"

The Simpsons has won a Creative Arts Emmy award for “The Seemingly Neverending Story” episode, beating out South Park, Family Guy, Camp Lazlo, and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. In accepting the award, Simpsons producer Al Jean quipped, “This is what happens when you don’t mock Scientology,” referring to the “Trapped in the Closet” episode […]

LA Times on Animation Writer Residual Deals

The Los Angeles Times has published a feature article on the state of residuals for an animation writer vs. their live-action counterparts. The opening example of the article notes that a writer for Austin Powers in Goldmember would have earned more than a writer for Shrek 2, even though the latter film made more than […]

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